Shan Herald News

  • Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:03:10 +0000: SNLD spokesman urges voters to support ‘local party’ - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Sai Leik, the spokesperson for the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), today urged voters going to the polls in by-elections on Saturday to support “their local party” in Shan State. Speaking to Shan Herald on Thursday, the final day for campaigning, Sai Leik said, “From now on, our representative should be a citizen of […]
  • Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:24:22 +0000: NLD fails in bid to close polling stations in Mong Hsu - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    A request by the National League for Democracy (NLD) to cancel by-election voting at three polling stations in Mong Hsu Township, southern Shan State, has been denied by the Union Election Commission. On March 21, the Mong Hsu branch of the NLD submitted a letter to the state election commission, calling for the closure of […]
  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:54:49 +0000: ETHNIC ALLIANCE IN THE LIMBO: UNFC disintegration accelerated by NMSP moves? - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    For weeks, since the Panghsang or Pangkham meeting of seven, non-signatory of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) at the United Wa State Party/Army (UWSP/UWSA) headquarters, in February, the further existence of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) has been called into question, as its two strongest members, the Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/KIA) […]
  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:55:20 +0000: Mong Hsu by-election: NLD member defects to SNLD - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    A high-ranking member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in southern Shan State has left the party and joined the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD). His resignation prompted about a hundred other NLD members to leave the party. Sai Htun Htun Oo’s move comes less than a week ahead of an April 1 […]
  • Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:30:55 +0000: I WANT TO BE FREE - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    We all face many life challenges, starting with as individuals and from birth. For many of our initial requirements, including to have food and otherwise to stay alive, we are dependent on others: on our mother and family. As we grow we then face new tasks, and for which we are partly if not wholly […]
  • Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:23:24 +0000: Shan State Assembly want to recruit staff by themselves - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The speaker of the Shan State parliament has said that the regional government – not the central government – will recruit civil servants for the Taunggyi-based assembly. Speaking to lawmakers during a Shan State Assembly session in state capital Taunggyi on Monday, Sai Long Sang said the recruitment of office workers for the assembly would […]
  • Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:26:15 +0000: Stop using civilians as weapons of war, Shan CSOs urge armed groups - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Following accusations of extrajudicial killings and the mass abduction of civilians in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme district by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), 35 local civil society organizations (CSOs) have released a statement, urging all armed groups to refrain from using civilians as weapons of war. According to the statement, which was published on […]
  • Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:57:36 +0000: UNFC vows to hold on - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Members of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) that are parties to last month’s “Panghsang Pact” have decided to hang on together, despite the uncertainty of continued membership by its two strongest members, according to the alliance’s secretary general Khu Oo Reh. Speaking to the Peace Process Working Committee (PPWC), the implementation body of the […]
  • Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:27:27 +0000: NAMING PROBLEM: A bridge too far in Mon State? - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    With the United Nationalities Alliance (UNA) taking up position on the naming of the bridge as “Bogyoke Aung San”, in Mon State known as “Thanlwin” bridge, the controversial issue has taken an active spin, which was followed by a massive protest on March 19 Sunday,  to keep to the old name that is preferred by […]
  • Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:27:44 +0000: Burmese commander accuses Shan armies of undermining local development - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Maj-Gen Than Hlaing, the commander of Eastern Central Command, has accused two ethnic Shan armies – the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) and the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) – of undermining local community development, according to an official of the SSPP/SSA. Speaking to Shan Herald under condition of anonymity, […]
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